Meet the Santiago, a Portuguese engineer now living in Birmingham, UK!

Know more about his life in England, his work, how he changed countries and other interesting things



Santiago is a born and raised Portuguese engineer who now lives and works in Birmingham, UK. His life in Portugal was a very busy life, not so different from his current one in England. He first went to the UK because he was needed as an engineer for the great car manufacturer: Jaguar. He also had the chance to work for McLaren. He then decided to change the company and be back working with Jaguar and stay in the UK as a resident engineer for a Portuguese supplier. Discover a lot more about him, his career, his advices and his life!




Discover the English city of Birmingham

Where is it?

Santiago is a Portuguese native. He grew up there and then moved to the United Kingdom, in the city of Birmingham. It is a city and a metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England standing on the small River Rea. It is the largest and most populous British city outside London.

Life in Birmingham

Nightlife in Birmingham is mainly concentrated along Broad Street and into Brindley place. Although in more recent years Broad St has lost its popularity due to the closing of several clubs, the Arcadian now has more popularity in terms of nightlife.

The city of entertainment

Birmingham is home to many entainment and leisure venues. It is home to Europe's largest leisure and entertainment complex Star City as well as Europe's first out-of-city-center entertainment and leisure complex Resorts World Birmingham owned by the Genting Group. The Mailbox which caters for more affluent clients is based within the city.




Know more about Santiago and his life


Hello Santiago, thank you for being with us today. So can you tell us what you do?

Hi, you are welcome. I represent a Portuguese supplier inside Jaguar Land Rover as a resident engineer in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

How is your life in Birmigham?

My life in Birmingham is always full of things to do or working or activities on the free times there is always something to do in the second biggest city of the UK.

What is the difference about life in Portugal and life in UK?

There are a few quite big differences between both countries. The first one is the weather. In here it is a bit too much grey and not so sunny. The food is very multi-cultural and completely different from what we are used to have in Portugal. Also, you will always have something happening here in terms of events, concerts… In England, you feel that you live in a country of constant development and with great opportunities for growth not only professionally but also culturally and personally.

What do you think about the brand Prodigy?

I like prodigy because you can be assured to have a good quality and comfort. The clothes made by them are excellent to wear on my free time, while I am exploring the UK and also for work and when it's a more relaxed environment.






Santiago’s favourite Prodigy Polo

As you have noticed through the pictures of Santiago, his favourite polo of our collection is definitely the Lima. It’s a nice Polo Shirt with a regular Fit. This polo is a part of the Classic Line. It has Short Sleeves Polo and is made of 50% Cotton and 50% Polyester Pique. It has 3 Buttons Placket, a Lateral Bottom Vents, a great Solid Collar and Striped Cuffs in addition to a Chest Embroidery.


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